The Carrosse d'Or Prize
In 2015, the Carrosse d'Or – sponsored by Canal+ for the 13th consecutive year - will be awarded to Jia Zhangke.
> Projection of Platform, at 2:30 pm, followed by a Masterclass animated by Olivier Père, at the Théâtre Croisette, at 5:00 pm on the 14th of May, 2015.
> Award Ceremony at 7:30pm, during the Directors' Fortnight Opening Night on the 14th of May, 2015.
PLATFORM (站台, ZHANTAI) by Jia Zhangke
China – 2001 - 2h35 - fiction
Synopsis : In 1979, in a China undergoing rapid changes, it is still forbidden to listen to pop music. Platform is a record young people listen to in secret. Minliang and his friends, an official theatre company, present a play in praise of Mao Zedong. With the 1980s, the theatrical troupe’s life changes: pop music, permed hair, cigarettes… This feature film follows the artistic and emotional tribulations of the young artistes over a tenyear period against a backdrop of revolutionary disappointment, a bygone past and privatisation.
The Carrosse d’Or (Golden Coach) Prize is a tribute by directors of the SRF to one of their own, chosen from the international filmmaking community for the innovative qualities, courage and independent-mindedness of his or her work.
The Carrosse d'Or is a bronze statuette inspired by the figures of the Comedia dell'Arte and Jean Renoir's film of the same name – it was created by painter-sculptor Lili Legouvello.
Since its creation in 2002, this prize has been given to Jacques Rozier, Clint Eastwood, Nanni Moretti, Sembene Ousmane, David Cronenberg, Alain Cavalier, Jim Jarmusch and Naomie Kawasé, Agnès Varda, Jafar Panahi, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Jane Campion in 2013.
2002 : Jacques Rozier
2003 : Clint Eastwood
2004 : Nanni Moretti
2005 : Ousmane Sembene
2006 : David Cronenberg
2007 : Alain Cavalier
2008 : Jim Jarmusch
2009 : Naomi Kawase
2010 : Agnès Varda
2011 : Jafar Panahi
2012 : Nuri Bilge Ceylan
2013 : Jane Campion
2014 : Alain Resnais